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6 reasons why an accelerator program can benefit your business growth

Applications are now open for our Plus Eight Accelerator Program, and we’re looking for businesses just like yours to support this year!

By
Lauren Quinn
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on
January 15, 2020

So, you have a startup, but you’re looking for extra advice, direction and funding to kickstart your growth. That’s where our accelerator program comes in. We’ve partnered with the best local and international mentors to deliver word-class events and programs to help your startup succeed across a six month period.

Need a little more convincing as to why an accelerator will be perfect for you? We’ve put together six reasons why you should join an accelerator below!


Support and guidance

We all need a point in the right direction sometimes, and what better way to push your startup to succeed than weekly check ins, mentoring sessions and masterclasses? And with more than just educational support, an accelerator provides emotional backing, a strong sense of community, and the chance to grow alongside founders who are in the same position as you.

Accelerated knowledge

Packing in years of experience into six months, your learning in an accelerator program is fast tracked and delivered by industry leaders who have been there, done that. From business model development, to customer validation, pitching, fundraising and prototyping, you’ll learn everything you need to be a successful founder. 

Seed funding

Many accelerator programs give successful founders the ability to access or pitch for seed funding. As part of Plus Eight, we offer up to $100K for pre-accelerated and accelerated startups with attractive terms, to help businesses with great ideas get off the ground.

Motivation

Entrepreneurship can be a lonely road, and many founders find it tough to stay motivated and passionate about what they’re doing. But, when you’re part of an accelerator program, and in this case, our Plus Eight Program, we offer six months of coworking, where you can join the wider community and ecosystem, as well as the chance to be involved with the cohort each and every day (if you chose!).

Access to world-class mentors & networks

For many founders, all they need is an invitation to connect with larger networks, and accelerator programs get you in the door. As well as Spacecubed's extensive network, when you join our accelerator program you will be connected with alumni, mentors, and global partner network across Silicon Valley, Australia, and into Asia. 

Continued support

Alumni support continues far beyond the program, giving you access the furthered support, both educational and emotional if needed.

If the six reasons mentioned above have convinced you to apply for our upcoming cohort, head over to pluseight.spacecubed/accelerator and begin your application today! Alternatively, click here to sign up for a coworking membership today and join a community that fosters and supports local business growth.


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